Page-4 of Current Affairs - February, 2015

Highlights from Railway Budget 2015-16

Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on 26 February 2015 presented the Railway Budget 2015-16 in the Parliament. Below are the highlights of this Budget: Railway Fares No new hike in passenger fares While, the Freight fares have been raised incase of urea by 10%, iron and steel by 0.8%, kerosene and cooking gas by 0.8%, ..

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Russia and Cyprus sign military deal on port access in Mediterranean Sea

Cyprus has signed an agreement with Russia to give Russian navy ships access to Cypriot ports in the Mediterranean Sea. The agreement in this regard was signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Cyprus counterpart President Nicos Anastasiades in Moscow. Military deal between both nations comes at the time when the tensions between Russia ..

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Apple Inc fined $553 million for patent infringement

US Tech giant Apple Inc has been fined $553 million for three patent infringements owned by patent licensing firm Smartflash LLC. This verdict was given by federal Jury in US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. The Jury in its verdict found out that Apple Inc’s iTunes software has infringed three patents owned by Smartflash ..

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Jamaica passes law to decriminalises marijuana for personal use

Jamaica’s Parliament on 25 February 2015 has passed a law to decriminalise the possession of small amounts of marijuana up to 57 grams for personal use. The newly passed law allows licensing authority to oversee the medical and scientific uses of the Marijuana plant in the country. Jamaica’s decision to legalise marijuana comes in line ..

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Veteran cinematographer Aloysius Vincent passes away

Veteran cinematographer and multilingual director Aloysius Vincent passed away on 25 February 2015 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. He was 86. He is survived by his two cinematographer sons Jayanan Vincent and Ajayan Vincent and wife and daughter. About Aloysius Vincent A. Vincent was born on 14 June 1928 in in Calicut (now known as Kozhikode) ..

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